Butterfly : The Commander - Moduza procris minoe from Rejang Land Sumatra

The Commander (Moduza procris), sometimes included in the genus  Limenitis), is a medium-sized, strikingly coloured brush-footed butterfly found in Asia. The Commander has a wingspan of about 6 to 7.5 cm. The upperside of its wings are a bright reddish brown. Towards the centre of the wing are broad white spots. In flight, one can see a bright red brown butterfly with a white band forming a 'V shape'. There are also a few white spots scattered on the wings. Its hindwings have crenulated margins. The undersides of the wings are a whitish gray toward the base and have a row of dull reddish brown and a row of black spots along the margins.
The male and female are similar in appearance.


Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Limenitidinae
Tribe: Limenitidini
Genus: Moduza
Species: M. procris minoe
Binomial name
Moduza procris
(Cramer, 1777)
Synonyms
Limenitis procris (Cramer, 1777)

Location : Teladan Village,South Curup District, Rejang Lebong Regency

References :
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moduza_procris
  2. http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/bio/life/insecta/lepidoptera/ditrysia/papilionoidea/nymphalidae/limenitidinae/moduza/index.html
  3. http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim2/720830010.html
  4. http://yutaka.it-n.jp/lim2/720830001.html

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